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Justin Verlander's introduction to postseason baseball six years ago left him dazzled and exhausted.
Worn down toward the end of his rookie season, he made his playoff debut at Yankee Stadium. A couple weeks later, he was on the mound for Game 1 of the World Series.
''It was such a whirlwind, really, that entire season. I remember standing on the mound in old Yankee Stadium ... and growing up as a kid you see all of the postseason games and all of the magic that had happened in that stadium, and it was kind of a surreal moment for me,'' the Detroit ace said.
''I feel like I have pitched in big games now and understand what my body's going to be going through and what my mind is going to be going through and I am able to rein it in a little more and use it more to my advantage.''
Verlander is now 29 and he returns to the Fall Classic a more mature pitcher than he was in 2006. His last two seasons have been nothing short of phenomenal, and n...
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After clinching the American League last Thursday, the Detroit Tigers finally get to find out who they’ll play in the 2012 World Series tonight. The San Francisco Giants have surprisingly pushed the St. Louis Cardinals to a Game 7 in the NLCS.Meanwhile, back in Detroit, the Tigers are playing scrimmages at Comerica Park, trying to stay loose yet focused for Wednesday’s Game 1...
A Giants team no one has been able to put away this year is meeting a pitcher no one has been able to hit in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night.
It brings up the age-old question: What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?
Most bets are on Justin Verlander, the Detroit pitcher who is throwing the best he ever has and is hungry to finally get a...
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Justin Verlander does not have much of a history against the San Francisco Giants hitters that he'll see on Wednesday night in Game 1 of the 2012 World Series. Continue reading →
San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval hit three home runs. The biggest story of Game 1 of the World Series. No doubt. He's on a list that includes only Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson and Albert Pujols. A subplot was how the Giants beat up on Justin Verlander, who wasn't supposed to lose. The Giants saw it differently. Suddenly, they've got a serious edge in the...
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The 108th World Series started off with a bang for the San Francisco Giants. They had the tough task of facing the Tigers ace Justin Verlander, but they didn’t let the hype slow down their hot bats. Pablo Sandoval got things started off with a solo shot off Verlander in the bottom of the [...]
Let's set aside many of the factors we examine at the outset of each World Series -- home-field advantage, weather, layoff, no designated hitters in the National League park -- to consider the one that tends to trump them all.
Starting pitching, more specifically.
By the time the World Series opens Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers will have had nearly a week to line...
While the National League will be represented by the San Francisco Giants who last appeared in the World Series in 2010, winning it all against the Texas Rangers. With that said lets take a look at the 2012 World Series between the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants:
I heard an interview with Detroit Tigers starter Justin Verlander before Game 1 where he was talking about what the fans wanted to see from him. It was something about fans wanting to see him pump fastballs past hitters instead of nibbling the corners, and that would be his approach. Well, maybe the long layoff hurt him and the Tigers, or maybe he should avoid worrying about what...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Powered by Pablo Sandoval's three home runs, the San Francisco Giants built a 6-0 lead after five inning as they roughed up Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander, scoring five runs off him in four innings, in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night. The Giants third baseman became the fourth player in baseball history to hit three homers in a World Series...
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